Course in Context
This course will equip students with the skills required to engage in their statutory responsibilities under the new legislation relating to the protection and welfare of children. The course offers an immersive, innovative blended learning curriculum facilitating transferable skills including team work, communication, a self-directed flexible approach to learning and problem solving and applied research delivered by both face to face and on line learning in a supportive learning environment. Students have a variety of options including the possibility to progress through the programme in a staged approach by building on their Professional Certificate before undertaking a Graduate Certificate and subsequent Graduate Diploma programme at a later date.
The course offers an interdisciplinary perspective and focuses upon areas such as child protection and clinical supervision. Assessments are based on the application of specific child protection and welfare competencies as applied to the students own area of relevant work.
This course prepares students from health, social care and other services who interact with children to develop skills in relation to child welfare and protection within their organisation.
Students have the option of first undertaking a Professional Certificate before progressing to the Professional Diploma programme. The programme aims to build upon and advance the students existing repertoire of knowledge, skills, attitudes and professional responsibilities in relation to child protection and welfare. Modules are focussed on legal responsibilities, case management and the influencing context of the inherent challenges within this field.
The programme is structured to accommodate work requirements of students and is delivered through a mixture of blended learning and face to face delivery. Full support is given by academic staff, educational technologist and administrative staff.